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and then the doors will close. everybody out and they'll do the first voting. >> reporter: 115 cardinals under age 80 will take part in the century's old election process known as the conclave. after each secret vote, ballots will be burned in a stove. tourists in st. peter's square are already anticipating a smoke signal that will come from a chimney on the roof of the chapel. >> i don't know if we can time it just perfectly but we would like to be here when the white smoke comes up. >> reporter: black smoke indicates the cardinals will keep voting whereas white smoke means they have selected a new pope. the average length of the last nine con clafs wasclaves was just over three days. >> we'll have a pope on friday, if not before. that's my best guess. >> reporter: cardinals held the last closed door debate yesterday discussing what qualities the pope should have and the challenges he will face. >> i wouldn't mind an american pope. i have a few favorite cardinals from america. whatever the holy spirit chooses is fine with me.
>> reporter: the italian press named three potential front runners including boston cardinal sean o'malley, brazil's odilo scherer and italy's angelo scola. but analysts say it's all speculation until the voting begins. if those top contenders names don't start to emerge with 77 votes after the first few rounds, insiders are telling us alternatives could pop up and those alternatives could include american cardinals o'malley and dolan. it could be 8:00 p.m. but unlikely it will only take one round. back to you. in afghanistan five american service members died in a helicopter crash. the chopper crashed last night in southern afghanistan outside kandahar city. there was no apparent enemy activity at the time. the crash is under investigation. a navy jet crashed in washington state killing all
three crew members. the jet used for electronic warfare was on a low level training mission. it plowed into a field 50 miles west of spokane monday morning. the city of new york says it will appeal a decision by a state judge blocking a ban on big sugary drinks. city officials say the regulation is meant to curb obesity. the court's decision came just hours before the ban was to take effect. >> reporter: new yorkers can drink as much soda and sugary drinks as they want for now. a state judge struck down the ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces the day before it was supposed to go into effect. the decision is a major defeat for new york city mayor michael bloomberg who made public health the cornerstone of his administration. he went on "the late show with david letterman" and explained why he'll appeal the ruling. >> for the first time in the history of the world, more people will die from overeating than undereating this year.
>> reporter: the judge questioned how they would be enforced and criticized loopholes he saw. one of the ways new yorkers could get around the ban would have been to keep refilling their 16-ounce cup. many restaurants were already prepared for the new regulations. one restaurant bought 1,000 new 16-ounce cups to accommodate the change. some new yorkers welcome the judge's ruling. >> people should exercise their own autonomy when it comes to what they decide to put in their bodies. >> comes down to individual freedom and shouldn't be forced to not be able to drink something. >> reporter: others didn't mind the ban. >> it's so unhealthy to have something that sugary for that many ounces. >> reporter: some restaurants counted on the three-month grace period to prepare themselves. starbucks, dallas barbecue and several other establishments decided not to make any changes ahead of the ban. last night the senate appropriations committee agreed
to a stop gap budget measure to prevent the government shutdown at the end of the month. the bipartisan measure moves to the full senate this week and today the budget debate moves to capitol hill. susan mcginnis has more from washington. >> reporter: president obama heads to capitol hill today to meet with senate democrats. the first of three days of meetings with lawmakers on the hill to try to solve the budget crisis. >> we should engage with and move forward -- engage with republicans and democrats on the hill and move forward with potential for bipartisan balance deficit reduction. >> reporter: the trip is part of the president's so-called charm offensive. last week he picked up the check for dinner with republican senators and hosted congressman paul ryan for lunch at the white house. >> we come from different perspectives. i ran against him in the last election. we exchanged very different frank candid views that were very different but at least we had this conversation. >> reporter: congressman ryan
chairs the house budget committee and will unveil the house budget proposal today, which includes one item that is said to be dead on arrival at the white house. >> are you saying that as part of your budget you would assume the repeal of obama care? >> yes. >> that's not going to happen. >> reporter: still the white house believes compromise is possible on other budget issues. >> we should not believe that we need to resolve all of our differences before we can move forward and take action together to achieve results for the american people. >> reporter: the president hopes to find a deal to cut $4 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. the house plan that's coming out today is going nowhere in the senate. senate democrats are going to unveil their budget proposal, this counterproposal, tomorrow. that will likely be rejected by the house. we have the president coming here to capitol hill today. as of now we see no path forward
for an actual solution to this budget crisis. >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. coming up on "the morning news," a harrowing rescue all caught on camera and high profile hacking. private information about celebrities and political figures posted online including addresses and social security numbers. this is the "cbs morning news." ic. new almay smart shade mousse is like smooth velvety magic. it instantly transforms to my perfect shade and gives me a flawless, airbrushed finish.
a dramatic rescue in iowa a dramatic rescue in iowa caught on a police dashboard camera. an officer and another man braved the smoke and flames to pull an unconscious driver from his burning car. sunday night police say the 18-year-old driver was doing doughnuts in a church parking lot when he lost control. he was hospitalized in serious but stable condition. in colorado now, aurora shooting suspect james holmes will be in court again today. he's expected to enter a plea on charges he killed 12 people and wounded 70 others in a movie
theater last july. the colorado senate passed a strict gun control law monday. it includes a limit on the type of ammunition magazine holmes is accused of using and expanded background checks and a ban on gun ownership for people facing domestic violence charges. the bill must now be signed by the democratic governor. on "cbs moneywatch," a new blackberry is on the way and hollywood stars hacked. ashley is here in new york with that and more. >> reporter: good morning. new worries about china's economy sent asian markets lower this morning. tokyo's nikkei snapped an eight-day winning streak. wall street continued its winning ways for a seventh straight day. hopes that lawmakers will pass a budget sent the dow up 50 points on monday. the last time the dow rose seven days in a row was march of 2012. the nasdaq added eight points. if you have been dying to get your hands on the new blackberry, the wait is almost over.
at&t will start taking orders for the newly redesigned z-10 today. the touch screen smartphone will be officially released on march 22nd and cost about 200 bucks with a two-year contract. the government sold more stock in general motors. the treasury department says it made about $490 million when it sold the shares in february. the government spent almost $50 billion bailing out the automaker. so far only about $30 billion has been recovered. and los angeles police are investigating a website that posted what appears to be private information about celebrities and government officials. some of those targeted jay z. and mel gibson. even fbi director robert mueller. the cite posted social security numbers, addresses and credit reports and l.a. officials say the information was probably taken from a secure data base of city employees. and that is just scary.
>> if you hack information from the fbi director, you're living on the edge there. i think you might get caught. ashley morrison here in new york, thank you. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather and fall guy. an ice climber plunges out of control down a slope after being hit by a chunk of ice. >> announcer: "cbs moneywatch" sponsored by vagisil, the confident clean. sponsored by vagisil, the confident clean. i'm here at my house on thanksgiving day, and i have a massive heart attack right in my driveway. the doctor put me on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. go talk to your doctor. you're not indestructible anymore. when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast i need all the help i can get. i tell them "come straight
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities in the country. miami expecting thunderstorms. windy in chicago. dallas, a high of 70. lots of sunshine. los angeles, 79 and sunshine. time now for a check of the national forecast. heavy rain will roll over parts of the northeast and the south. some areas could get as much as two inches. it will be mainly dry across the midwest and west and up to 18 inches of snow could fall in the mountains of the northwest. fears in china that thousands of dead pigs may have contaminated shanghai's water supply. we want to warn you now. the pictures you're about to see may be disturbing. since friday more than 2,800 carcasses have been found floating in the river used as drinking water for shanghai. officials say they found a sometimes fatal pig disease in at least one of the pigs. they also say that the drinking water has not been affected. in medical news, some older
adults may be getting colonoscopies when they don't need them. a new study by the university of texas medical branch found over 23% of colonoscopies performed on people age 70 and over were possibly inappropriate. researchers say screening for older patients involves unnecessary risk with no added benefit. another amazing benefit for aspirin. it could reduce a woman's chance of getting melanoma. that's the deadliest form of skin cancer. a new study in the journal cancer found women over 50 who use the pain reliever lower the risk of getting melanoma by 21%. after taking it for at least five years, the risk dropped 30%. >> an aspirin a day seems to reduce inflammation. inflammation is at the root of diseases like heart disease and cancer. what you have seen over the last several years study after study showing a benefit of aspirin. >> the study also says the effect does not work with other pain relievers like
acetaminophen. as ice climber took a terrifying fall all caught on his helmet cam. a chunk of ice was seen hitting mike roberts as he climbed a mountain in whales last month. he lost both ice axes. he bounced down rocks and ice 100 feet. amazingly he suffered only ankle injuries. coming up next in sports, the nfl's new plan to curb concussions plus calling inaudible. why michael vick's book signing tour has been canceled. this is the "cbs morning news." canceled. this is the "cbs morning news."
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join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's tuesday, march 12th. i'm frank here's a look at today's forecast in cities around the country. washington, d.c., morning rain. a high of 60. mostly sunny in atlanta and st. louis as well. 48 in st. louis. denver, lots of sunshine. 50 the high. seattle, rain, 56 the high.
in sports now, michael vick's book signing tour has been sacked over safety concerns. the book's publisher canceled at least three scheduled appearances after vick and bookstore employees received threats. the threats are related to vick's involvement with a dogfighting ring. the philadelphia eagles quarterback spent 18 months in prison after admitting to bankrolling the illegal operation and killing some of the dogs. michael vick is one of dozens of nfl players who suffered a concussion last season. now the league is announcing a new partnership with the goal of better protecting players from brain injuries. >> reporter: the national football league is taking new steps to make the game safer from concussions. at a news conference in new york, league commissioner roger goodell announced the nfl is teaming up with general electric to launch the head health initiative. the goal is to speed up diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries and improve treatment.
>> we're going outside the traditional research model. we're working with ge and private companies and we will accelerate science and accelerate this research by doing so. >> reporter: the $40 million research program hopes to develop the next generation of imaging technologies to better target treatment for patients. >> we've always believed that innovation is a way to solve problems. >> reporter: the nfl has taken steps to cut down on head injuries following lawsuits involving several thousand former players. traumatic brain injury has been linked to long-term neurological cognitive problems including memory loss and depression. the nfl says the research won't just help players, it will also benefit members of the military and others with brain injuries. the ncaa tournament brackets will be unveiled on sunday and one of the four number one seeds is seemingly locked in.
top ranked gonzaga cruised past st. mary's to win the west coast conference championship. they are now 31-2 on the season. this is the first time the team has ever been ranked number one. and check out this unusual technique for an nhl shootout. using the toe of his stick blade to control the puck. he tries a spin-o-ramma at the last second but he does not score. boston try as more conventional method and it works. the bruins top the senators 3-2. finally, we want to recognize two of our colleagues here at cbs. last night in los angeles, cbs president leslie moonves along with chief washington correspondent and host of "face the nation" bob schieffer were inducted into the hall of fame. coming up special coverage from vatican city on the election of
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the face of the catholic church has been undergoing a rapid transformation. 40% of catholics are now in latin america. the change is reflected in parishes across the u.s. >> reporter: the first stop for generations of immigration. well trimmed yards where icons of faith are common. >> in the early days of this parish, there were many german parishioners and then it became very irish and then in the '60s it became very italian. it's been a parish of immigrants for years and years and years. >> reporter: many of those italian american families have since moved away. the single italian language mass plays to mostly empty pews in the basement.
the main event these days is upstairs. the three spanish masses are packed with new immigrants from mexico and guatemala. >> we started the spanish mass about 15 years ago maybe with about 50, 60 people. it has grown now to be almost 1,000 people. >> reporter: what would your church be like without the hispanic community? >> it would be a little quiet i think. it would be too quiet. >> reporter: 20 years ago about one in five american catholics was hispanic. now it's more than one in three. 70% of new catholics are of hispanic heritage. this man manages a popular diner four blocks from the church. he was among the first spanish speakers there when he came from mexico in 1985. >> i have no idea how we can build family without faith, without church.
>> reporter: 50 years ago the typical school room looked like this. today the class size is smaller but its composition gives the pastor hope. >> when i walk into the third grade class and you see diversity and i said we're doing the right thing. we're reaching out to all god's children in all different cultures and parts of the world. >> reporter: it's a new generation of american catholics that he expects will be the foundation of the church in years to come. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning" full coverage from vatican city. the cardinals get ready for the conclave. we'll hear from the vatican's deputy press secretary. plus, we'll hit the streets of rome. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, march 12. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm michelle griego. time now is just about 4:30. let's get our first look at weather. it's warm in here. >> it is warm in here. and it's going to be very warm out there in spots. these temperatures are going to be soaring this afternoon. starting out with patchy fog
temperatures in the 40s to low 50s. by the afternoon, back to the 70s. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> and getting hot in here. all right. outside it is not too bad right now on the golden gate bridge. looks like there's some fog out there and northbound 101 on the approach to the golden gate bridge, you will find various lanes blocked because there is some overnight roadwork. we are seeing a lot this morning. >> feels like 80 in here. >> we have a little temperature gauge -- [ laughter ] [overlapping speakers] the conclave of cardinals is getting under way and it's anybody's guess how long it's going to take to choose a new leader for the roman catholic church. this is a live look at vatican city. the cardinals are sequestered for the voting process. vinita nair has the latest. reporter: cardinals from around the world said mass in st. peter's basilica to pray for the election of a new pope.
later today, 115 cardinals under the age of 80 will enter the famous sistine chapel to choose the 266th leader of the catholic church. >> when they process, they chant the litany of the saints and we get all the pomp and circumstance that the catholic church is so good at, then the doors are closed and the first vote. >> reporter: ballots will be burned in a stove after each secret vote. tourists are already anticipating the smoke from a chimney on the roof of the chapel. >> i don't know if we can time it just perfectly, but we would like to be here when the white smoke comes up. >> reporter: black smoke indicates the cardinals will keep voting whereas white smoke means they have selected a new pope. the average length of the last nine conclaves was just over three days. >> we'll have a pope on friday if not before. that's my best guess. >> reporter: cardinals held their last closed door debate yesterday discussing what qualities the pope should have and the challenges he will